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Remote communities in NT set to be connected to solar power

June 5, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

ARENA has announced the start of construction work on Tranche Two of the $59 million Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP) project which aims to transform the delivery of electricity in remote off-grid communities throughout the Northern Territory. The project, which is jointly funded by the Northern Territory Government and managed by Power and

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New wind farm for regional Victoria

June 1, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Victorian Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has announced the approval of a new 40 MW wind farm near Wonwondah North in Western Victoria. The thirteen-turbine facility – to be developed by NewEn – will produce enough energy to power around 25,000

Mars Australia to go fully ‘green’ by 2020

June 1, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Mars Australia will become one of the first FMCG manufacturers in Australia to source the equivalent of 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources, thanks to a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Total Eren Group. The company, which

Neoen granted development approval for new wind farm in Qld

May 25, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

French renewable energy giant Neoen has obtained a development approval for a new wind farm project in Queensland. The 29-turbine wind farm, to be located 80km south west of Cairns, will form part of Neoen’s planned green power hub at Kaban and generate

Construction to commence on Goldwind’s Cattle Hill wind farm in Tasmania

May 22, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Construction of the Cattle Hill wind farm is set to commence shortly with the signing of an agreement between project developer Goldwind and Tasmania’s largest construction company, Hazell Brothers. Located in Central Tasmania, on the eastern shore of

ARENA-backed project brings ‘solar gardens’ to Australia

May 18, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

The University of Technology Sydney’s Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF) will undertake a feasibility study to examine the viability of introducing ‘solar gardens’ in Australia. A solar garden is a centralised solar array that provides consumers

Qld’s largest solar farms begins feeding power to grid

May 18, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Queensland’s largest solar farm has begun feeding electricity to the grid, with another solar project edging closer to connection. The 130 megawatt (MW) Clare Solar Farm near Ayr has started supplying energy into Queensland’s electricity network,